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    We’re using it right here!!! Yayyy! ☺️ This is a good thing to have for everyone to connect in this manner. Sadly the affects it has on us can be drowning out our inner selves. Intuitives will begin to emerge more with the proper encouraging.
    Really, we couldn’t ever possibly devolve, were just bombarded by information so there’s a lot of people stuck in that information. We can’t get stuck in our differences. Wake me up with kindness!!!
     
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    Wake EM up***
     
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    Maybe, given how it seems people face more and more mental health issues and other personal problems. At the other extreme, in other parts of the world, there are things like famine and warfare. And then, you have many situations in between.
    That said, I don't think the world is devolving. Things could be way worse, and I think we're still doing efforts, collectively, to keep the bag of leaves tied. You will find destructive individuals if you look for them, but as a whole, as a species, I think we're still moving forward.
     
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    I think as a species we are becoming less "smart". I think that that would match with your comment of devolving. I think as a society we now cater to the lowest common denominator too much, and that drags the rest of us down a notch from achieving what we could if we didn't cater to them. Survival of the fittest has become survival of all, and even though it's a grand gesture, it doesn't help the human race in the long term.

    We have also become cocooned from the real world. Humans live more and more inside an environment, a bubble, of their own making. Even to the point that we are venturing out less, staying in our homes, and letting our minds be distracted with "entertainment" rather than listening to ourselves, having our own ideas. Looking at homes from where I am over the last 50 years for example. From large front and back yards and smaller houses to larger houses on smaller blocks with no yards, but dedicated enclosed entertainment areas that can be environmentally controlled. TV screens and entertainment systems that take up much of the room, or have their OWN rooms.

    We are (generally) I think drawing away from interacting with people to live in a manufactured world that we can control. We get our fix of socialising by connecting on social media, letting others have the fun but by association, having fun from the comfort of our couches. Commenting on posts as we like with impunity, thinking that any slight can be counteracted with a "soz"??? We are more rude, we are more anti social, we are "dumber". We rely on an education system to educate our children, but their main purpose I feel now is to educate our children to become good citizens. That should not be their job, but hell, most of the parents I know are not doing ANYTHING to bring up their children. OK, I know that they are providing the sustenance and shelter and such, but what about the emotional support, the advice, the teaching of values by portraying those values and showing them how to act, how to be polite, how to be mature, how to handle emotions and the ups and downs of life.

    The ups and downs of life .. ahh yes .. we all seem to expect that life will run the way we expect it to. Life needs to be perfect, just like all your friends on Facebook. But we are being shown that we are less if our life isn't "perfect", and that even if it isn't, please only let people see the perfect stuff. You live with the downside, only show the upside, because no-one wants to have negative emotions. So much so that we shut those same negative emotions out of everyday life instead of expressing them appropriately.

    There are great minds out there, somewhere. But they are snapped up by capitalist corporations hell bent on making dollars, not inventing. In doing so every idea is modified as to how much money it can make as opposed to how good the idea is on it's own merits.

    /rant lol
     
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    The way I feel and think about it that the issue isn't introversion but how the post WW2 generations have been socialized coupled with the societal decline that we've all been experiencing. As the old saying goes the proof is in the pudding and the hell of social media is a great example of this like fakebook where people are having to compete for attention ect.
     
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    So much this!!!

    emotional intelligence is definitely a drowning matter comparatively speaking, BUT keeping emotional intelligence means not getting rid of those stuck in it too!! So no, we’re evolving. Not devolving.
     
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